Senior Housing

Villages in Montgomery County?

Little Falls Village member Villages are local, volunteer-led, grassroots organizations that aim to support community members who choose to age-in-place. Villages foster social connections through activities. Many also coordinate help at home using a model of neighbors helping neighbors. Montgomery County has about two dozen villages, active or in development. Villages organize community events such as book clubs, walking groups, knitting clubs, guest speakers and outings. Each village is designed by local community members to reflect their interests and needs. For example, some villages focus on serving older residents; others choose a more intergenerational approach. Some charge a membership fee; others charge no fee and are all-volunteer. For more information, go to

Design For Life - Building Accessible Homes

Design for Life Montgomery is the first voluntary certification program in Maryland for Visit-Ability and Live-Ability in single family attached and detached homes located in Montgomery County. The guidelines apply to both new construction and renovation. Please see the web site below for further information. 

The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) has launched a revised Design for Life (referred to as "DFL" or "Design for Life") Incentive Program intended to increase the stock of visitable and livable housing in Montgomery County through tax incentives, promotion of Design for Life principles and businesses engaged in providing housing that meets Design for Life standards and through collaboration with stakeholder partners. 

Homeowner Tax Credit

Homeowners with modest income and assets may qualify for a tax credit. Application deadline  is October 1. Qualified homeowners who are age 60+ also receive a 50% matching Tax Credit from Montgomery County.  If you have questions, call 410-767-5900

For more information about additional property tax credits and exemptions see  Property Tax Credit and Exemption Information and Senior Tax Credit Programs

Renter Tax Credit

Renters who pay high monthly rent relative to their total income may qualify for a tax credit (a check of up to $1,000) paid by the state of Maryland. Application deadline is October 1. You might qualify if your household income last year was below a certain amount and you are either age 60+; or you are under age 60 with children under age 18; or you are 100% disabled. To apply by October 1:
  • Visit the Renters Tax Credit application website to apply online  
  • If you have questions, contact the Maryland Renters' Tax Credit Program by sending email to:

Montgomery County’s Renters Tax Credit is managed by Maryland and enhanced by Montgomery County. Renters who qualify will receive one check from Maryland and another from Montgomery County. Checks from Montgomery County are mailed once a year

Note: Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs is ensuring the safety of rental housing by inspecting a sample of each multifamily rental property in the County by July 2019. If you have any concerns, call “311” or 240-777-0311 to learn how Montgomery County can provide renters free, confidential, anonymous help with ensuring housing safety, mediating conflicts, and advocating for tenants.

Property Tax Deferral

If you are age 65 years or older and your family income is less than about $80,000, you may be eligible to defer the increase in the County Property Tax portion of your bill. Check

Housing for Seniors through HOC

housing opportunities commissionHOC manages three Moderately Priced Rental Apartment Communities for persons over 62 years of age who have moderate income. You can learn about additional Affordable Housing Options available through HOC. Reach out to HOC’s Call Center for more information: 240-627-9400. 

rental market place Rental Marketplace: Senior Housing, Apartment with Regulated Rents, etc. 

Rental Marketplace is a new way for the public to search and view information about location, property-level rent levels and unit sizes reported to the County by each multifamily apartment property – including senior living apartment communities. The public can visit to view rental property information which the County collects annually from apartment building managers. Site visitors also can find local amenities such as bus stops, parks, libraries, recreation centers and stores. 

Individuals looking for rental housing can search for options within a range of rents, geography and type (e.g., senior housing, income-restricted, number of bedrooms). After identifying properties of interest, individuals can contact each property to learn about current availability of units and rents. The County is pleased to offer this resource to help residents connect with rental housing opportunities.